pretty much tell who's been to Antigua, and who hasn't by
the way they pronounce "Antigua." Those who have been there
pronounce it as "an-tee'-gah." We here (in the U.S.) have
traditionally pronounced it "an-teeg'-wah."
I went there an an
assignment for Playboy to photograph "Girls of The Island"
(the movie "The Island" with Michael Caine).
As it was, Al Ebner
(far left in the photo) a wonderfully resourceful publicist,
flew in a bunch of "ringers" (models to pose nude for
Playboy, who were not actually in the movie).
Though Playboy never
used the shots (for that reason), I developed a friendship
with Al, who was one of the nicest, most laid-back, best
publicists that I had ever worked with.
There was the time
Al called me at the Gritti Palace in Venice; he was
downstairs with Tom Selleck...but that's another